ATLANTA - A gun found in the home of prominent attorney Claud "Tex" McIver could send the lawyer back to jail.
McIver is facing manslaughter and reckless conduct charges in the September 2016 shooting death of his wife.
The Fulton County District Attorney's Office recently conducted a search warrant on the Buckhead condo the couple shared, looking for financial documents that could lead to a possible motive for the killing. While searching the home, an investigator found a gun in the master bedroom closet.
Having a gun would be a violation of McIver's bond, so the district attorney asked for an emergency bond hearing, which began Friday and continues this week.
The district attorney is using the gun discovery to argue that McIver's bond should be revoked, according to district attorney's office.
Sources close to the investigation told FOX 5's Morse Diggs that McIver was careful to remove all working weapons from his home, and that he claims that the gun found in the search was not his.
In December 2016, a judge imposed a $200,000 bond on McIver for the involuntary manslaughter of his wife. The court also ordered McIver to wear an ankle bracelet monitor and have him turn in his passport.
In September 2016, Atlanta Police said Mrs. McIver, 64, was a passenger in an SUV which had pulled off the interstate at Edgewood Avenue to avoid construction. According to investigators, the SUV had two other occupants at the time and continued to travel on surface streets toward Buckhead.
The SUV was on Piedmont Avenue near Piedmont Park. Investigators said, when a gun inside the vehicle discharged, Mrs. McIver was wounded. She was rushed to Emory University Hospital on Clifton Road where she was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. on September 26.